The National Academy of Recording Artist and Science (NARAS), also known as the GRAMMYS welcomes a new voting member, Nino Reyos, a Native American from the Pueblo and Ute nations. Nino currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Recording Academy's San Francisco Chapter was the seventh chapter to open. It boasts more than 1,000 members spread throughout Northern California, Northern Nevada, Colorado and Utah. It is the birthplace of such legends as Sly & The Family Stone, Jefferson Airplane, Santana and the Grateful Dead, and home to GRAMMY Award winners Carlos Santana, Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony, Kronos Quartet, Narada Michael Walden, Tom Waits and Metallica. The Academy has 12 regional chapters throughout the country. Chapter offices represent the Academy on a local level by working within that region's music and recording communities and addressing its needs through education, advocacy, professional development and events. In addition, the Chapter serves as a conduit for other members to meet, network and address the concerns of the recording industry both nationally and locally.
The San Francisco Chapter has remained true to its unwavering commitment to serve its musicians, music industry professionals and the community at large. Through its extensive programs, initiatives and member benefits, the chapter creates music learning and career development opportunities for students and recording industry professionals alike. Each year, the San Francisco Chapter produces more than 30 educational programs in classrooms, studios and theaters throughout the western region. The chapter strives to support music education and local arts organizations, and foster an open dialog between all members of our community, in order to impart the value of music and to contribute to the development of the next generation of artists and community leaders.
Nino is one of the few Native Americans to be selected for this prestigious assignment